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Nurse colposcopist Nicola Anderson and colleagues at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Cervical smears at work help busy nurses who struggle to keep screening appointments

Nurse set up screening service for NHS colleagues to help them prioritise their own health

‘Come on the nurses, I’m on your side!’ says Rod Stewart

Sir Rod speaks out on conditions in the NHS that are ‘heartbreaking for the nurses’

Multicoloured trays holding syringes used in anaethesia

Reducing drugs errors: would colour-coded trays help nurses avoid mistakes?

Researchers found the dishes made it easier to select the correct item and to spot errors

Nurses’ COVID-19 deaths ruled as industrial disease by coroner

Campaigners hope ruling paves way for better financial support for nurses with long-COVID

Pink wooden blocks lined up to spell the word 'menopause'

Menopause leave in the NHS: hopes dashed for trial of structured time off

Offer of special time off could have boosted retention of highly experienced nurses

Irish passport

UK nurses could face difficulty working in Ireland after changes to NMC standards

Regulator’s amendments may affect UK nurses practising in EU countries, says council member

Evidence and Practice

Potentially avoidable tetanus booster in the emergency department: a service evaluation

Potentially avoidable tetanus booster in the emergency department: a service evaluation

Why many of the prophylactic tetanus treatments administered in EDs may be unnecessary

Making more nurses, one minute at a time: an efficiency and quality improvement project in emergency triage

Making more nurses, one minute at a time: an efficiency and quality improvement project

Enhance your understanding of triage processes and of the primary aim of emergency triage

Independent prescribing for a child with a first diagnosis of asthma: a case study

Independent prescribing for a child with a first diagnosis of asthma: a case study

Refresh your knowledge of the signs and symptoms of asthma, as well as how it is treated

Recognition and management of patients with frailty in the emergency department

Recognition and management of patients with frailty in the emergency department

Familiarise yourself with frailty screening tools often used in emergency care settings

How can you identify and manage people presenting with delirium in the ED?

The condition can develop quickly and result in increased risk of dementia and mortality

Benefits of a collaborative approach to service evaluation in urgent care

Benefits of a collaborative approach to service evaluation in urgent care

Collaboration and service evaluation are important to enable high-quality care

Features

Why I became an emergency nurse – and why I love it

Five nurses explain why they chose emergency nursing and are still so passionate about it

When a patient won’t take their tablets: how to promote medication adherence

Why sensitively tailored conversations with patients can boost their concordance

When your patient may have committed a crime: how to provide non-judgemental care

Any nurse may have contact with patients accused or convicted of an offence

Morale boost: leadership tips for supporting teams under pressure

How to help staff feel appreciated and heard amid unprecedented challenges

What to do if your boss has their ‘pet’ people

Favouritism is too often a feature of nursing teams – but here’s how you can change that

How to find your voice and make it heard so you can stand out from the crowd

Finding your professional voice can help you forge your ideal career path

Opinion

How to manage aggressive behaviour in trauma care

Nurses can often quickly de-escalate difficult situations with gentle words

Hot, healthy food at work: what the new NHS standards will mean for you

England’s trusts are to be held to higher standards of catering and food options

Let’s find common ground to end nurses’ strikes

Health minister Maria Caulfield wants talks on pay, conditions and workload to continue

Students

Clinical simulation versus face-to-face learning: which is best for nursing students?

Simulated learning has sparked debate about the make-up of student placement hours

Clinical placement in theatres: what should I expect and how can I make the most of it?

Perioperative care may seem daunting, but it’s a dynamic and supportive place to learn

Welcome to your placement: how a ‘hello’ pack can help students feel at home

A nurse explains her idea to improve the learning experience for students and the team

Careers

Redeployed to an unfamiliar area: what is a floating shift and do I have to work it?

How to cope if your shift setting changes and ensure you work within your competency

Expedition nursing: an opportunity for thrill seekers to work while travelling

Job combines work with adventurous treks, sports trips or TV location shoots

TV nurses: why being in a hospital documentary can show you and your team in a new light

How to get a job on set, and why medical programmes are a welcome spotlight on practice

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